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very much. the next question is for mr. everett, miss olague and miss selby. fiscal analysts say pension and health care costs for city workers are likely to raise considerably in the years ahead. the issue position survey asked whether police and firefighters, whose pension benefits are greater than other city workers should have to wor nearly all the candidates running for district 5 supervisor said yes. what other steps should the city take to make pension and health care benefits for city workers more sustainable? mr. everett, miss olague and miss selby? >> i have been engaged on this issue as a community service, i host a radio and tv program called "folk law for ordinary folk," it's a very tough one in the sense that workers at some point are essentially giving up higher salary and higher pay in exchange for those pension benefits. so to come back later on and essentially cut that out from under them, the question is one of fairness and of equity. that being said, as far as police and firefighters, obviously those are public safety areas and it's a little bit different i
kind of also agree with what mr. everett just said. and we have deeper political/social issues to address. we come up with new laws with gang injunction and the idea of stop and frisk and we have laws on the books already, but what we need is that we need police presence. we need community programs and also we need new ideas. if you talk about the end of the park at stanon, what is going on there now, i have been talking in the campaign because i think what is interesting is the idea of haight street museum. it's been tried before, but the haight street is an historical area and a museum really changing the way that area is and activating that area. i keep putting that out there, because that is something that i would propose as supervisor. >> thank you. mr. davis? >> the sit/lie law is a perfect example of trying to address a symptom without curing the disease. we have massive inequitis in our society. that is apparent from the number of homeless people that we see on our streets in san francisco and it's a problem that is not just a san francisco problem. it's a problem tha
accountability. so i appreciate that and we need that. thank you. >> thank you, mr. everett. >> i'm the type the progressive who grieves believes that we're only as wealthy as the least among us. so means that in san francisco we can only go as far as the african-american young men and women who have been economically disadvantaged for generations here in the city. we need to provide jobs. with when we talk about green jobs of future and sustainable produce, we need to talk about how to feed the single mothers in those communities. we need comprehensive reforms to bring those disadvantaged communitis with us. we cannot provide those folks with jobs unless we reform our drug policies in san francisco, which essentially disadvantage and persecute young men of color who on a day to day basis are being subjected to the criminal justice system in a way that is not done by other members of our society. >> you have got another minute. [ laughter ] >> on a day to day basis what we're doing here in san francisco is we are disenfranchising folks and limiting their ability for future employment. onc
a time card to mr. everett? [ laughter ] >> go ahead. >> thank you. you know folk in some conversations it's better to have all of your cards on the table. no pun intended >> [ laughter ] that being said an article finally came out in the san francisco guardain that said we want to tax people out of their cars. fair play. once you have the argument in place, then we can actually talk about. it that is what this is about. the health benefits are such that folks should essentially be taxed out of their cars. i don't take that position. i think that it essentially breaks the backs of the working poor in this city and it's just another example of how progressive politics in this city are not really kind to the working poor, and in some instances, in many instances, people of color. that being said as far as the sunday parking meter thing, you know what? religion aside, least one day of the week it would be nice if san francisco city government was off the backs of everyday residents. [ applause ] >> i like that. thank you. >> all right. next question. san francisco's transportation inser
. everett, harrisburg, arkansas. mr. o, i'd like your opinion on how romney can win the debates. at this point many voters understand the liberal press will spin things the president's with a no matter happens. the conservative outlets will doing the same thing with the governor, but seeing things with their own eyes will persuade folks one way or the. matthew, tennessee. i'm 9-year-old. my mother took me to buy "lincoln's last day." i'm already at page 61 and like it. will there be a kid's book like "killing kennedy"? there may be. keep reading. that's the best thing you can do for your mind. "killing kennedy" comes out next week. sign up for a premium membership and you can a get book. your choice, book or audio, whatever you want. great deal. john, melbourne, australia. our family just got a setter, named it o'reilly, and its bark is worth than its bite. byron, jupiter, florida. bill, when are you coming to florida with miller? i don't think miller is allowed in the state. a lone will make my only pre-election live appearance in the country at the hard rock hotel in broward c
i delivered my maiden speech, legendary senators like everett dirksen, richard russell, make mansfield and john stennis were all in attendance. truly, mr. president, times have changed, but the most striking difference between then and now is that a filibuster was used very rarely in those early days, and only for matters of extreme importance for members and their states. mr. president, i did not agree with these who used the filibuster in the 1960's to try to stop civil rights legislation. i disagreed with those who would use the filibuster against health care reform in 2010. but in both cases, i defended the right to do so. but this year, mr. president, the senate has been held up, delayed and rendered ineffective for at least 30% of its time by the abuse of the filibuster. these filibusters were not to highlight important policy differences nor were they to protect a senator's constituents. instead, in virtually every case , to simply thwart the ability of the senate function. mr. president, today is a sad day. the senate is forced to take up a six-month continuing resolu
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